Trooper Joel R. Davis

Trooper Joel R. Davis

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Sunday, July 9, 2017

Joel R. Davis

Trooper Joel Davis was shot and killed in Theresa, New York, while responding to a domestic disturbance and shots fired call at 34371 Route 46.

At some point during the incident the male subject murdered his wife and wounded another woman who lived on the property. Trooper Davis was shot and killed after arriving at the scene. The subject, an active duty Army member, surrendered as additional units arrived at the home.

Trooper Davis had served with the New York State Police for four years and had previously served with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 3814

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

domestic, shots fired call

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You are so greatly missed, Joel. I'm planning to be at Police Week this May and will undoubtedly cry when your name is read. I know you are looking down on all of us and watching out for those you loved most. I pray regularly that I never have to endure another on-duty-death for the remaining 11 years I have left. You were taken from us too soon. Miss & love you,
Your Entire LEO family here in Jefferson County

Detective Paige Taylor
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, friend & colleague

December 28, 2017

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